Biz StarCast – January 2023 Edition

by Leslie Tagorda

January 2023 Biz StarCast

January 2023 Biz StarCast

Redirect Your Impact

Direct, movement, social impact, mission driven, fresh, innovative

It’s the new year, time to decide on what you will dedicate to your next 12 months. Change is here, choose to center and ground into your own sense of empathy, spirituality and wisdom so you can transcend above any chaos. Take your time this month to restart the new year. There is no rush as both Mercury, Mars and Uranus end their cycles of reset.

After January 18, when Mercury goes direct, shortly after Mars going direct, you’ll find the energy you’ve been searching for which made the beginning of the year feel a bit slower than usual.

January Cosmic Shifts:

  • Venus enters Aquarius (Jan 2)
  • Mars Retrograde ends Gemini 8° (Jan 12)
  • Mercury Retrograde ends Capricorn 8° (Jan 18)
  • Sun enters Aquarius (Jan 20)
  • Uranus Retrograde ends Taurus 14° (Jan 22)
  • Venus enters Pisces (Jan 26)


  • Full Moon Cancer 16° (Jan 6)
    New Moon Aquarius 1° (Jan 21)

Continue Below…

Planetary Purpose
In a pinch and want to remember which days are best for which task? Go with the planetary days.

  • Sunday (Sun): Create, radiate, source
    Do what you love!
  • Monday (Moon): Feel, intuit, nourish, care
    Define how you want to feel and listen to your intuition to plan your week.
  • Tuesday – Mars: Act, motivate, initiate, lead
    Take action on your tasks on this productive day.
  • Wednesday – Mercury: Think, speak, write, communicate, share info
    Get on social, send an informative email, share your voice.
  • Thursday – Jupiter: Believe, expand, teach, gratitude, promote
    Work on your website, send a press release, and promote your business.
  • Friday – Venus: Connect, combine, appreciate, beautify, soften
    Focus on money, relationships, beauty and appreciation.
  • Saturday – Saturn: Mastery, boundaries, “no”
    Take time for yourself to fill your cup.

How to use these cosmic energies:

  • These are the collective cosmic energies available to us all.
  • There is nothing to be fearful of. Get curious about what we need to learn.
  • For larger shifts, you’ll feel the energy a week leading up to and away from.

To personalize energies:

  • With conjunctions/meetings or lunar activations, look to the degree of the activation and find where that degree lives on your natal chart.
  • Your astrological house in which the degree occurs is where in your business or life more information is available for that cosmic shift.

Week of January 1 – 7, 2023

January 2, 2023

Venus enters Aquarius

6:09 PM PT | 9:09 PM ET

Connect through social equitable abundance
What social values abundance are you creating through your Work?

Now through January 26, Venus speeds through Aquarius. She meets up with Saturn during this trip, giving boundaries to her power of attraction. Venus in Aquarius adds her diplomacy, beauty and grace to everything. To the Aquarian Venus, the version of beauty is anything but traditional. Venus in Aquarius attracts values and people that create an equitable future for all. Harness this Venus energy in Aquarius in your personal life to live by your social values and appreciate your non-conventional views. In your Work, lead by your social values to attract your people and build out your vision of belonging. Get ready to meet fellow changemakers so you can all lead together to create equitable abundant change for all!

For Luminaries with Venus in Aquarius natally, you are attracted to and attract revolutionary people and ideas. If it’s the status quo, you are not interested. Your tastes in style and people are quite elective. Own it! Bring awareness to investing in yourself and your Work in change making ideas – be the early adopter. When you think of your collaborators and co creators, if they appear too normal or don’t want to bring in change, move on!

January 5, 2023

Sun trine Uranus Rx

8:43 AM PT | 11:43 AM ET

A surprise tipping point

Surprise Awakenings
What astounding opportunities are now available?

For the day leading up to and away from this day, some shock and awe may leave you with opportunities you couldn’t have imagined. Do not judge circumstances or experiences as bad. Even if it is a challenge, you have to retake a step or be uncomfortable at the moment. These are the catalysts that you need to break free of any ruts, and exceed your expectations.

Especially uplifting for Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

Sun Capricorn trine Uranus Rx Taurus 15°

January 6, 2023

Full Moon Cancer 16°

3:07 PM PT | 6:07 PM ET

Celebrate your self care

It’s time to illuminate and celebrate all the ways you’ve been nurturing your body and heart — or not. A Cancer Moon is so potent and sensitive that often we forget that her tears are her power. With Mercury joining the Sun to illuminate your feelings, your inner thoughts and feelings unite. And blissful Neptune trining the Moon reminds you to not avoid these powerful emotions, instead shower yourself with compassion. Give yourself the kindness you often reserve for others.

This ultimate soft power is a primal need for emotional security and nourishment, and it is different for each one of us. But what is the same for all of us is that it’s time to prioritize these emotional needs, for they are non-negotiable when you’re doing the big and scary things to run a business.

Celebrate all the ways you’ve tended to your emotional needs, again remembering that these are necessities, not luxuries, that allow you to shine.

Illuminate all the ways you haven’t yet nourished yourself in this way. Release and let go of all the shoulds or can’ts that tell you that this deep love of self care is a waste of time/money or only for the weak.

Your rootedness in order to rise in your leadership is grounded in your inner loving self-care and emotional safety. Create this for yourself and make space to create it for others.

Especially sensitive for Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn)
January 7, 2023

Mercury Rx conjunct Sun

4:57 AM PT | 7:57 AM ET

Thinking and information are ablaze
How can you make space to take in all this new understanding to reflect without yet making a decision?

This is the midpoint of the Mercury Rx in Capricorn who is giving us divine timing to rethink your goals. This midpoint is the Full Moon phase of the retrograde cycle where Mercury and the Sun meet.

If you haven’t yet felt the urge to plan your year ahead, it’s ok, perfect timing really. As this Rx cycle is giving you what you need to recommit to your true success and accomplishments.

You could feel a surge of information today, as your priorities become illuminated. Things may feel intense. Time to reflect. To reflect is to take stock of all that you now feel, know and trust.

After this illumination, you will have a clearer understanding of what you need to integrate into your Work after your re-examination.

Mercury Rx Capricorn conjunct Sun Capricorn 16°

Week of January 8 – 14, 2023

January 8, 2023

Mercury Rx trine Uranus Rx

3:32 PM PT | 6:32 PM ET

Thoughts change!
What mindset has now shifted?

For a passing day, this harmonious and innovative energy is an auspicious start to 2023 because it shifts your mindset. You’ve been dedicated to the inner mindset changes to support your voice in your leadership. It’s this energy that enables you to this spark of clarity. Keep a journal handy and capture your spark as this clarity is likely to be fleeting.

Especially powerful for Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn).

Mercury Rx Capricorn trine Uranus Rx Taurus 15°

January 9, 2023

Venus trine Mars Rx

7:22 AM PT | 10:22 PM ET

Speak up and keep the peace
What will you voice for fairness?

For a brief day leading up to and away from this aspect, you must speak up. Justice, equity, balance, and peace are coming. Your voice is activated!

Especially activating for Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius).

Venus Aquarius trine Mars Rx Gemini 8°

January 12, 2023

Mars Retrograde ends Gemini 8°

12:56 PM PT | 3:56 PM ET

Reenergized Thoughts

Mars Rx in Gemini is officially over and leaving behind a new sense of what motivates your ideas, energizes your voice, and empowers your thoughts. Mars, your physical energy, vitality, initiative and leadership motivates and get things done. In Gemini, this affirms your thoughts, mindset, and communications. Now that this retrograde cycle is over you, what have you:

  • Review your energy
  • Reaffirm your motivation
  • Restrain energy leaks
  • Re-manage your anxiety/stress

Mars won’t leave the shadow zone until March so you have plenty of time to put into action your renewed energy around your messaging, voice and mindset.

Especially activating for Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgos (in that order).

Mars Rx Key Dates

  • 9/4 Enters shadow zone – Gemini 8°
  • 10/30 Station retrograde – Gemini 25°
  • 12/7+1/2022 Midpoint combust – Gemini 16°
  • 1/12/23 Station direct – Gemini 8°
  • 3/15/23 Leaves shadow zone – Gemini 25°

January 14, 2023

Venus square Uranus Rx

5:22 PM PT | 8:22 PM ET

Unexpected revelations
What social or money insights now make sense?

Sudden changes in relationships or money may be on the horizon for a few days leading up to and away from this meeting point. These changes come from within, like a light going on. While the surprise of this change could be jarring, do know that any perceived challenge is here to awaken and put you on your true path of awareness. Notice situations that realign you to connect with people or resources that may not have ordinarily crossed your path.

Especially changemaking for Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius).

Venus Aquarius square Uranus Rx Taurus 14°

4Q Moon Libra

6:10 PM PT | 9:10 PM ET

Relax + Socialize
What is being asked of you to integrate all that you have learned?

The last quarter moon phase is an integration phase. A time to cultivate all that you have learned and assess what you want to continue with and what you want to churn back into the earth as nourishment for the seeds we’ve planted.

With the Libra 4Q moon, spend some integration time relaxing with those you love most in your life and Work, even if it’s a quick phone or Vox message exchange.

Week of January 15 – 21, 2023

January 18, 2023

Today is a power building day where your goals are now crystallized, thanks to the ending of Mercury Rx in Capricorn and the Sun meets up with Pluto, also in Capricorn asking you to be sure the sharing and building power for deep transformation is part of your goal setting.

Mercury Retrograde ends Capricorn 8°

5:11 AM PT | 8:11 AM ET

Goals reconsidered

Now the year can start, as Mercury has stepped on the brakes to move forward. Thanks to the divine timing of this Mercury Rx cycle that threaded 2022 and 2023 together, you have the clarity and structure to now put your true goals together. The goals that matter to you, to your feeling of success and to your responsibilities that you want to commit to. So get to it, put your goals down, making room for flexibility and call in your best 2023 with a renewed sense of mission, impact and accomplishment.

Especially potent for Cardinal energies (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)


  • 12/13/22 Enters shadow zone – Capricorn 8°
  • 12/29/22 Station retrograde – Capricorn 24°
  • 1/7/23 Midpoint combust – Capricorn 16°
  • 1/18/23 Station direct – Capricorn 8°
  • 2/7/23 Leaves shadow zone – Capricorn 24°

Sun conjunct Pluto

6:44 AM PT | 9:44 AM ET

Power build
What new cycle of transformation is revealed?

Sun Capricorn conjunct Pluto Capricorn 28°

January 20, 2023

Sun enters Aquarius

12:30 AM PT | 3:30 AM ET

Renewing your social values for an equitable future
What change do you want to be in your community and society?

It’s Aquarius season! A time to create the future now. A time to renew your vision of the future and share that with your larger communities. Your people will connect to you when you share your unique social values and the future you want to create. Do not underestimate the power of a shared dream of humanity. Aquarius season is a time of deep change, and with Pluto moving into Aquarius for the first time in over 200 years, note the energy of this cycle as it will continue to build over the next 20 years. Social equity, humanitarian ideals and collective resourcing will be the norm, not the outlier in the next few years.

During this season, may we all choose hope, change, equity, and social impact in our businesses.

For all the Aquarian Luminaries, the most free and innovative solar return (birthday) to you.

Luminaries with Sun in Aquarius

You radiate change and are radically one-of-a-kind. You are here to separate from the norm while building communities of belonging for those that have the same misfits as you. There is nothing traditional about you, as you shapeshift between communities and cultures. You belong everywhere and nowhere at once, but this is your gift. Because you don’t see things like the rest, you radiate an air of freshness, change and curiosity about everything and everyone. You are here to create the future you want to see. Keep looking forward, keep pushing the boundaries, keep doing things in your own way, but remember that even in your radical difference, you are not alone, you are part of humankind. So be kind, connect at an emotional level, even if that feels like a stretch. This will make your ability to create change so much easier.

January 21, 2023

New Moon Aquarius 1°

12:53 PM PT | 3:53 PM ET

Activating Your Social Empowerment

Today I plant the seeds for my Work, in collaboration with my larger communities, to create a lasting difference in the world.

How do you want your Work to empower the world?

A new Aquarian beginning. Decide today for the next era how you want to build social impact to create equitable change.

Decide now what revolution you are here to spark. A revolution both inner and outer that is aligned with your social values and the future you want to see.

This is a potent new moon, a beginning of beginnings. It is a big ask to declare how you want to change the world, and small or big, your impact matters. You do not need to have the how’s figured out. Instead, focus on the feeling and the outcome of what you’d like to see in 5 or 20 years. Let the universe fill in the blanks.

You are being called to revolutionize the way we share and build power. You are being called to speak your voice as an agent of change. You are being called to align your social values to your leadership.

But first, what do you need to spark within?

Capricorn and Aquarius Luminaries, you are especially being called to bring forth social responsibility in your changemaking Work.

Astro Notes:

  • New Moon conjunct Pluto (who will move into Aquarius this year)
  • New Moon meeting at 1º near the beginning of Aquarius
  • New Moon trine Mars – how will your voice be an agent of change

Week of January 22 – 28, 2023

January 22, 2023

Venus conjunct Saturn

2:13 PM PT | 5:13 PM ET

Tighten up your (social) values
With what groups do you want to affiliate and commit for impact?

You get to test your commitment to values today. This may show up with groups, your values or how you vote with your dollar for social impact. Venus is our ability to attract and connect, and when combined with Saturn, you are asked to tighten the belt to create limits.

You don’t need to please everyone, as you get to say NO to spending time and resources that don’t align with your social values.

Venus Aquarius conjunct Saturn Aquarius 24°

Uranus Retrograde ends Taurus 14°

2:58 PM PT | 5:58 PM ET

Sustainable progress
What physical resources have been upleveled?

Since August 2022, Uranus has been on it’s annual Rx cycle, tracing back 4º in the zodiac. If you have any natal energies at or near these points of Taurus 14º you’ve likely been feeling the breakthrough of this pressure point for a few weeks as your natal energies have been upleveling and upgrading.

For the rest of us, a bit more subtle.

But now Uranus has shifted forward, you’ve likely had some insight as to how you want to fashion your life and work in 2023 with more sustainable energy for both your body and the money in your bank.

Don’t know where Taurus 14º is in your and what it means? Take my mini training Written In The Stars.

January 26, 2023

Venus enters Pisces – exalted

6:33 PM PET | 9:33 PM ET

Connect through compassionate values
With what soul-aligned values connect you this season?

Now through February 19, Venus exhales in Pisces. During this season it’s a beautiful time to connect with your soul-centered, empathetic people and resources. Venus loves being in Pisces, as she is exalted here in high-vibe power. During this season, connect to your inner Spiritual and empathetic tools to call in your soul people, divine resources, and intuitively come up with your revenue aims.

During this time, it’s our sublime super powers of empathy, love, interconnectedness, and imagination that allow us to call in the right people and the right resources.

Don’t mistake Venus in Pisces for being soft or weak. Softness is her power. Her ability to stretch, be malleable and to bring in information from the Divine to make manifest in our physical world.

For Luminaries with Pisces in Venus natally, you are a natural empath and appreciate the interconnected divine of all. It’s hard for you to put yourself first or value your sentimentality. It’s easy for you to be struck by beauty. Know that this is a strength, that this is not a weakness. People are drawn to you for your dreamy empathy. And be sure that the adoration you can easily pour into others is directed only to people who are worthy of your compassion. In your Work, harness this dreamy softness to create your value and amp up your worth.

January 28, 2023

2Q Moon Taurus

7:19 PM PT | 3:13 PM ET

Act steadily
What new and consistent tasks can you strategize this week?

It’s the beginning of the week-long 2Q moon phase where the moon gains light from a quarter moon to full. With this waxing, it is perfect timing to grow into your goals and New Moon intentions by taking action. You’ve done your planning, and thinking, and now it’s time to act.

In Taurus and trining all the inner planets (Mercury, Venus and Mars) plus transformational Pluto in Capricorn, the moon is a reminder that your most impactful and personal action is through practical, pragmatic, and tasks that allow for perseverance. You’ve done your prep work, and can now take stable strategic action. Not sure which direction to go? Trust your body to help you make your decisions.

Especially supportive for Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

Week of January 29 – February 4, 2023

January 29, 2023

An action-packed and quick day to make progress. Go quickly.

Sun trine Mars

5:45 PM PT | 8:45 PM ET

Sun Aquarius trine Mars Gemini 9°

Mercury trine Uranus

6:16 PM PT | 9:16 PM ET

Organization breakthroughs
What opportunities can you be open to by talking it through?

It’s a day like this that you may want to talk through some of your ideas with your trusted business besties. The gold is in taking action in the process. Through your Mercurian actions (talking, writing, organizing), opportunities could come through that revolutionize old ways of doing things. This is a short transit, so make use of this energy as you have it. If you wait, it will be gone.

Don’t wait.

If you have earth energies (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) you will feel this need to process even more.

Mercury Capricorn trine Uranus Taurus 24°



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